Minolta SRT 101 Question

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Joanne, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Joanne

    Joanne Guest

    Hi:

    I have a Minolta SRT 101 with a collection of lenses, filters, etc. Does
    anyone know if there is a current digital body that will accept these
    lenses?

    I've been looking for a wide angle digital camera and remembered the lens I
    have for the Minolta and thought maybe I could get a second life out of this
    equipment.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Joanne

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    Joanne, Jun 23, 2006
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  2. If you can find an adapter, you might be able to use them in manual mode.
    At the moment, quite a few people are using Zeiss Contax lenses on Canon EOS
    bodies in manual mode, so you might be in luck if there is a suitable
    adapter.

    (My first decent SLR, an SRT101, hides in my cupboard for my
    beneficiaries/descendants to find when I'm gone... and there's a few
    batteries for it.)
     
    Malcolm Stewart, Jun 23, 2006
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  3. Joanne

    Jeremy Guest


    Not a whole lot of articles remain on the SRT series, but you might be
    interested in reading this:

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/minolta/srt102.htm
     
    Jeremy, Jun 23, 2006
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  4. Joanne

    wsrphoto Guest

    Not really. Minolta sold the license for the lens mount to Seagull a
    few years ago when they sold over the license for the X-700 and the
    lens mount to them. Seagull had been producing the camera under a
    license for Minolta for years. No other camera companies were
    interested in Minolta's manual focus lens mount. The lenses can be used
    on Seagull cameras and if they produce a digital camera, it's a
    possibility they'll continue the lens mount for that camera. Many
    people with the lenses are hopeful but there hasn't been any news yet.
     
    wsrphoto, Jun 23, 2006
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  5. Joanne

    Ace Guest

    At the moment, quite a few people are using Zeiss Contax lenses on
    Canon EOS
    bodies in manual mode>

    Where are the adapters available?

    Bob AZ
     
    Ace, Jun 24, 2006
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  6. Check out the Canon DSLR forums at www.dpreview.com - there was a flurry of
    postings about this a short time ago. It's all a bit beyond me as I like
    using AF, and disabling this expensive feature seems somewhat foreign to me.
     
    Malcolm Stewart, Jun 25, 2006
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  7. Joanne

    Tim Guest

    There are many situation where AF isn't necessary for getting a good
    shot -- landscapes, macro, portraits, etc. In those situations, it just
    comes down to which lens has the best glass.
     
    Tim, Jun 25, 2006
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